Today is our one year anniversary from when we first started trading and opened our telephone lines. Read on to find our more about how we started, the milestones we have achieved so far, and what the next 12 months have in store for us.
As a result of the liquidation of Ice Energy Heat Pumps Limited, all staff were made redundant at the end of January 2017. Following this, a small collection of 13 staff decided to stick together and create a new business, which resulted in Alto Energy Limited being formed.
The business was established based upon a core of strong technical knowledge and experience with heat pumps in the UK domestic housing sector. Our clear vision was to use this experience to mould a company that meets the specific demands and needs of our customers.
A defining principle of our business is the investment in our staff; we only use our own employed engineers, all of whom hold the full range of qualifications required to commission, maintain and service Heat Pump systems. Our skilled staff are our strongest asset, enabling us to provide our customers with the peace of mind that their Heat Pump system is expertly designed to meet the demands of their specific property, and continue to operate as efficiently as possible for years to come.
The original 13 staff are still with us today.
Our Progress So Far
February 2017 - Alto Energy starts trading and the phone lines are opened.
February 2017 - We secure the UK dealership with IVT Heat Pumps. This came off the back of our technical philosophy and skilled engineers, which gave IVT the confidence that we could provide support to the legacy IVT customer base, as well as continue to grow sales moving forward.
March 2017 - Private investor provides a major investment into Alto Energy, providing financial security and working capital to grow the business.
April 2017 - Alto Energy is registered under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme as an MCS Installer. This enables us to sign off work under the MCS scheme, enabling our clients access to Government incentives.
May 2017 - we move into our new headquarters in Witney, which provides over 2000sqft of warehouse space, and significant scope to expand office space as the business grows.
May 2017 - Our online spare parts and technical support website is launched: www.ivtspares.co.uk
September 2017 - Alto Energy obtains authorisation from the Financial Conduct Authority to order to underpin our offering of extended warranty insurance. Read more...
Our Goals For 2018
Training - we will soon be launching IVT Training Courses. Read more...
Underfloor Webshop - we will soon be launching our online webshop for Emmeti underfloor heating kits: www.underfloor.shop
Expanding the IVT Product Range - we are excited to be able to launch new and exciting products later in 2018, products which we believe will set a new standard for quality in the UK market.
Service - we are always striving to improve the service network for IVT heat pumps, which means providing training to service partners, and making IVT spare parts readily available.
Making Heat Pumps Simple
From the very beginning, Alto Energy were determined to use their experience to make it as easy as possible for installers, developers and homeowners to access the many benefits of Heat Pump technology. Our technical department strives to lead the industry by example on compliance with the complex industry standards, in order to ensure that all the installations we commission are of the highest quality and efficiency, and crucially gain access to the Government grants and incentives available on these technologies.
If you are interested in heat pumps or underfloor heating, we would be delighted if you got in touch with us.